COLIN WONFOR’S TECHNICAL CLINIC: Ganged pots for the balance and/or volume controls?

Colin Wonfor

Q: Hi Colin. When a amplifier or preamp has 2 ganged pots for the balance and/or volume controls which pot of the 2 is usually the left and right channel for stereo. Is there a standard for this? Meanwhile, greatly pleased to see you are striking out on your own, or at least NOT burdened down by history. Thanks Laurence W Cole

A: Laurence I always use the front pot as right, there seems to be no standards, and some designs use 4 gang pots.

Thank you for the question.


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